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Doctor insights on: Unusual Production Of Breast Milk

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Breast milk supply worry?

Breast milk supply worry?

Not sure: What you are asking. If you are having a breast milk supply worry look for a lactation consultant in your area. Mothers milk tea also can increase supply as can chinese medicine. Find an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner in your area. ...Read more

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How can I increase my breast milk supply?

How can I increase my breast milk supply?

Pump or nurse more: Increasing milk supply is a classic supply vs demand. If you are also giving formula to your baby, and not nursing or pumping regularly, your milk supply will adjust accordingly. When you nurse or pump, make sure you are relaxed and comfortable and drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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What can I do to boost up my breast milk supply?

What can I do to boost up my breast milk supply?

Super breastmilk!: There are many ways to increase breast milk supply. After nursing your baby, you can use an electric pump for another 10 minutes to stimulate supply. Also, you can take a vitamin supplement called fenugreek, drink a tea called mother's milk plus (sold at whole foods), and drink a non alcoholic malt beer like goya. Lastly, drink plenty of fluids. Godd luck! ...Read more

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Possible to recover breast milk supply after stopping?

Possible to recover breast milk supply after stopping?

Yes: It depends on how long you have been stopped. It is a challenge but can be done. I suggest you find a lactation consultant in your area to help. There longer you have been stopped the harder it will be to recover. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could boost up my breast milk supply?

Can you tell me how I could boost up my breast milk supply?

The hard way : Unfortunately the only proven way is to nurse often and then pump after each session, and to start this process early. There are home remedies that various cultures have used for ages, there are supplements that may provide variable success, but frequent nursing is the most established way. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I boost up my breast milk supply?

I was just wondering how can I boost up my breast milk supply?

Herbs: Mothers milk tea. Fenugreek and blessed thistle have also been known to help. Homeopathic remedy ricinus 6c can help. Acupressure points (see a practitioner to learn them) can also boost your supply. Good luck! ...Read more

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My breast milk supply is very low in one breast. 7oz in one and 2-3oz in other. Can I increase that one boob?

Maybe, yes: Using the more productive breast more frequently and giving the least milk productive breast more "rest" by alternating the suckling or expression of milk. However, it still may not be as productive because of a reduction in milk ducts compared to the other breast. ...Read more

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How can I increase my breast milk supply , having 2 months baby , my milk not sufficient already taking leptaden, no use .Please help. Prefer to bf?

How can I increase my breast milk supply , having 2 months baby , my milk not sufficient already taking leptaden, no use .Please help. Prefer to bf?

Fenugreek: There are several herbal supplements that supposedly help with milk supply, including fenugreek, brewers yeast, and milk thistle to name a few. Double pumping (both breasts at once) after nursing can be very effective. In the us, there is a prescription medication called "reglan" that has also been used off-label for this purpose. In other countries, "domperidone" is used. ...Read more

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Possible to recover breast milk supply after surgery?

Possible to recover breast milk supply after surgery?

Yes: It is poss. 2 restore breast milk supply. Remember the concept of supply & demand.... Pump, pump, pump! the more u demand, the more u should produce. Don't get discouraged. You should also speak 2 your doctor about prescription meds like Reglan (metoclopramide) that act as galactogogues. Herbal supplements such as more more plus & others that contain goat's rue, fenugreek or milk thistle can be very helpful also. ...Read more

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Is it right that consuming cold drink or food decreases breast milk supply?

Is it right that consuming cold drink or food decreases breast milk supply?

No: This is not true. Cold drinks and foods have no effect on quality or quantity of milk supply. Copious fluids help increase the milk supply. Congrats, Nico on the baby :) ...Read more

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Breast milk supply worry about decline pumping at work?

Breast milk supply worry about decline pumping at work?

Common: Pumping certainly can be helpful to continue feeding babies breast milk for mothers that work but it is not the same as your babies direct sucking. It is not uncommon for the milk supply to decrease with pumping. You may need to supplement with formula to keep up with your babies needs. ...Read more

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How can I increase my breast milk supply after giving birth?

How can I increase my breast milk supply after giving birth?

Keep going!: Though your milk supply may take a few days to come in fully, keep pumping and breast feeding every 2-3 hours! it will come! the first portion of breast milk will be colostrum. While not as much in a amount as regular breast milk, it has a higher concentration of nutrients that the child needs. ...Read more

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I was given the anti-emetic drug motillium to increase my breast milk supply but I was wondering?

I was given the anti-emetic drug motillium to increase my breast milk supply but I was wondering?

Can't answer: Not avail in us, so relative unknown. Appears as cat c, "unknown risk" but probably safe. Similar to Reglan (metoclopramide) used in us which is cat b, considered safe. ...Read more

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Can u get breast milk supply without being pregnant & if so how. I'm looking into adoption & would love to nurse?

Can u get breast milk supply without being pregnant & if so how. I'm looking into adoption & would love to nurse?

OB / lactation pro: There are some who have been successful in this quest by having your OB provide some hormonal stimulation. The assistance of a lactation nurse, along with this treatment can trigger lactation to a level where breastfeeding would be possible. ...Read more

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Is there a way to increase breast milk supply after it has gone low? I've been pumping and supplementing and unable to pump every 2 hours.

Is there a way to increase breast milk supply after it has gone low?  I've been pumping and supplementing and unable to pump every 2 hours.

Mother's Milk: It's very difficult to keep your milk supply up if you are not pumping regularly, because your body down regulates, thinking you don't need it. Still, a tea called Mother's Milk, found in GNC and other vitamin stores, works well to increase milk supply if you drink it three times daily. Also, you can try Brewer's yeast capsules. Lastly, you could ask your obstetrician for a prescription for reglan (metoclopramide) ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between fenugreek and breast milk supply?

Increases lactation: Fenugreek supplementation has been successfully used by many women to increase lactation and breast milk supply. ...Read more

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Is retained placental tissues effect on breast milk supply during feeding the baby?

Is retained placental tissues effect on breast milk supply during feeding the baby?

Yes: Retained placental tissue can decrease your milk supply. It can also be a source for infection in the uterus, and can lead to bleeding problems, so it is important to have the tissue removed as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for two days. Breast milk supply has immediately, drastically reduced. Will my supply come back if i stop the medicine?

Unknown: Diuretics or "water pills" should not directly affect your breast milk production...But if it is dehydrating you, i suppose that it could. Talk to your doc about stopping it and/or really increasing your fluid intake and see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can eating less calories foods decrease the breast milk supply?

Can eating less calories foods decrease the breast milk supply?

Should not decrease: If a person is eating plenty of foods and drinks, but dropped the number of calories (for example, by getting rid of the sugar and excess carbs in the foods and drinks), her body should make milk just fine. Her body has plenty of stored calories for use in milk-making... Which is why breast-feeding helps a woman lose weight if she eats fewer calories than needed each day. ...Read more